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P3-4 have just learned that they have been awarded a Gold Award for their Mary’s Meals pallet garden at the Gardening Scotland exhibition.  The national garden and outdoor living show, which is held at the Royal Highland Show Ground in Edinburgh, is on until Sunday.  If you have time pop along and see our fantastic garden designed and created by our class.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Setting Up at Gardening Scotland

Today, 6 members of P3-4 went with Lee Young and Mrs Leslie to set up our entry for the pallet garden competition as part of the Gardening Scotland exhibition this weekend. Our entry, which is based on the fantastic fundraising that the school did for Mary’s Meals was designed by the children, with support from Lee.

Thank you to Lochie, Maggie, Eleanor, Matthew N, Callum and Eden for their hard work today, and to Mrs Leslie and Lee Young for taking them there.

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Finishing Touches for Headteachers’ Conference

P3-4 and P5-6 have been working with Susan Hamilton to perfect the two songs that they will sing tomorrow at East Lothian Council’s Headteachers Conference.  The pupils at Saltoun Primary School are delighted to have been asked to sing at the Brunton Hall for all the headteachers and are very excited about tomorow.

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Wild Wood Map Reading

Last Wednesday P3-4 went to the woods to learn about and look at maps.  We looked at Ordance Survey maps and then walked around the woods creating our own map of Strawberry Woods.  We marked all the paths and the boundaries and the entrances to the woods as well as other key features.

“I thought it was really good.” (Maggie, P3)

“It was really fun.” (Eleanor, P3)

“I thought it was excellent” (Ishbel, P3)

“It was quite tough because we had to mark everything on in the right place.” (Connor)

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Craft Bombing of Saltoun

Children from all classes recently decided to take action to brighten up their village. Lee suggested that they take part in Voluntary Arts Scotland’s week of celebrating craft by “Craft Bombing” the village. With support from staff and parents a plan was hatched to weave, chalk and decorate. On Friday 9th May children headed out into the village armed with fabric, chalks and pictures. The school walls and bus stop were graffitied with chalk drawings; butterfly and insect pictures were attached to fencing and strips of brightly coloured fabric were woven through railings. The vivid displays have attracted a lot of attention from the local community and all the children have asked to do it again even bigger next year.
By Jay

Lockerbie Manor Camp

On Friday the 9th of May, P4/5/6 left for Lockerbie Manor. The journey took two and a half hours. When we got there we had a fire drill. Then we did the activities. The food was amazing!!!!. We did abseiling, archery, shooting with pellet rifles, climbing, compass work, orienteering, canoeing, zipwire and a disco. The dorms were luxury:). It was really good fun. The journey home took two and a half hours. When we got home some of us ran to our parents:). By Dylan Allen

Sunday

All slept like logs last night after a full day of canoeing, mountain biking, climbing, abseiling,rifle shooting….  More to come today plus rope work, zip wire and of course the dreaded disco tonight!  The weather is better than forecast but we are still a bit muddy and wet at times but there is a good drying room and we are coping. All in good spirits, even the staff and raring to go for another hectic day.  Big Happy Birthday to Matthew Neilson-what a way to spend your 9 th birthday!!

Lindy et al